LESSON 2. CUSTOMS ROCK

Стр. 166 упр. 1 a)

It means that traditions like stones, they are unchangeable for a long time., and as a result they make a good base for a country and its people.

Стр. 166 упр. 1 b) s

a) 2, 3, 5.
b)-.
с) 1, 4, 6.

Стр. 167 упр. 1 c)

I agree with the first saying because with the development of the world, with appearing new technology old traditions and customs become irrelevant and not up to day.

Стр. 167 упр. 2 a)

At these pictures different postcards depicted to different holidays in different countries are illustrated.

Стр. 167 упр. 2 b) Listening.

Стр. 167 упр. 2 с) After listening exercise.

Стр. 168 упр. 2 d) After listening exercise.

Стр. 168 упр. 3

It's important to arrive on time.
It's polite to bring flowers/ a present with you.
It's necessary to take off your shoes when you enter the house.
It's normal to eat everything you are given.
It's impolite to eat with your hands.
It's impolite to talk with your mouth full.
It's impolite to leave very late at night.
It's risky to decorate your house with candles switched on all the time.

Стр. 168 упр. 4

Throughout many centuries of history, the Belarusian people created its unique and original culture. Traditional folk customs and rites harmoniously interlace with Christian traditions.
Christians make up the biggest part of the population of Belarus. According to the Christian doctrine, Christmas and Easter are the main religious holidays, annually celebrated by millions of believers all over the country. In Belarus, all the Christian holidays are celebrated twice: by the Catholic and Orthodox religious calendars.
Along with Christian holidays, such folk festivities of pagan origin as Kupalle (Midsummer Night) and Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) are widely celebrated in Belarus. Folk games and traditional ceremonies are part of them. One of the main traditions of Kupalle is search for the mythic paparats-kvetka (fern flower). Those, who find it, will enjoy good luck for the whole year; all their wishes will come true. Maslenitsa is a ceremony at the junction of two seasons; it sees off winter and meets spring. Popular festivals of folk music,, dancing and national costumes are organized at the time of Maslenitsa.

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